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Question By : Aarif

Assalamu Alaikum,
Please let me know that is "MASTERBATION" HARAM ? one of my friend told me this. But some on told that its better than "ZINA"any person who do masterbation,gets sexual satisfaction and aviods ZINA.
Assalamu Alaikum


Reply By : Mohammad Asad Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

One should stay away from all those things that increase a person¡¯s sexual urge. Don¡¯t approve it by thinking evil, reading evil or seeing evil. Masturbation could cost you your health and marital problems. Masturbation and Zina both are Haram and curse worthy actions. There is no comparison in Haram acts in accomplishment. The prescribed method of suppressing one¡¯s desires is fasting. It is therefore not permissible for you to masturbate at any circumstance. Rise above your feelings and face the challenges.
(And Allah knows be

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